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Peter and Barbara Hughes

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, german

Charmingly restored farmhouse set in 1/2 acre with 10m x 5m pool

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Saint-Étienne-la-Cigogne Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 more than comfortably. Near St Jean d'Angely

La Cigogne is an old, yet charmingly restored, farmhouse set in 1/2 acre of ground with barn, outbuildings and a secluded 10m x 5m swimming pool all for your exclusive use. The property, which sleeps 8 more than comfortably, is located in St Etienne La Cigogne, a peaceful hamlet, in the Charente-Maritime 10 miles from St Jean d'Angley. La Rochelle and the coast with its sandy beaches are only 40 minutes away. There are plenty of activities in the area such as horse riding, boating, canoing, tennis, the sea and golf combined with a wealth of sight-seeing opportunities all within easy driving distance. Shopping is a must particularly in Niort, La Rochelle, Cognac and St Jean d' Angley where there are many local restaurants bars and cafes. The nearest village, Villeneuve-la-Comtesse, is less than a mile away where you can purchase most essential items. But why not just relax by your own pool and enjoy La Cigogne and all that it has to offer!

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Peter and Barbara Hughes (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a wonderful holiday

The farmhouse was exactly what we were looking for & the pool was certainly well used. Lovely area and ideal for our needs

Jul 2010
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based on 5 traveler reviews

Charmingly restored farmhouse set in 1/2 acre with 10m x 5m pool
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

Hazy Days of June.

  • 5 of 5

Just as described in the title, a wonderful little house in a rural location. Nothing other than the birds and Crickets to disturb your relaxation. Although the weather wasn't great on all our days, we had plenty to go at in the area. Plenty of seafood fresh each day, and plenty of local wine to wash it all down with. A trip to Cognac is a must, and will enable you to see and experience the local area a little more. On returning to the house, ensure you are armed with plenty of fresh bread, cheese and wine, a selection of meats to bar b que and you are surely set to enjoy an evening of unhurried pleasure beside the pool.

The owners have done a lovely job to create a very comfortable home for you to borrow, with comfy beds and ample seating. There is plenty of hot water, if you need it, a great kitchen with all the gadgets to make your stay as easy as possible.

If you hadn't guessed we had a simply great time, and we're very sorry to leave.

One other thing, if you just can't cope without the internet, they even have that too!

Happy holidays!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Farmhouse in perfect location with great setup

  • 5 of 5

We had a party of 2 families including 4 adults and 3 teenagers. The property is a really good size and was easily large enough to accommodate everyone. All rooms were very well furnished and decorated to a really good standard. It's fabulously kitted out throughout, so very comfortable. The outside area is very secure, with the pool area in its own courtyard, so it's very private and safe. Perfect to relax in the good climate. The pool was spotless and clearly well maintained. It's also very well equipped, with plenty of comfortable loungers, outside dining facilities etc. If you go once, you will want to go back. We have already booked again for next year. Really can't fault it.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Lovely relaxing holiday location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely rural location with great facilities. Also great for families with young children. We had a very enjoyable two weeks here in August - would recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have just returned from a perfect 2 weeks at the farmhouse. The property and setting are actually much better than the pictures portray. The house itself is very spacious, with plenty of things provided to make the holiday enjoyable - such as DVD's, games, Sky TV etc. The gardens are much bigger than you can see on the website too, including a lovely gravelled drive and garage. Within easy drives are small and larger supermarkets and nice restaurants etc. Plenty of English spoken in the area too which helps with our pigeon French. There were 5 of us in the family, and a dog, and all had a super time. We may even book again. The owners and caretakers also very nice too! (oh, and great weather!)

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Owner's Response: We are so delighted to have yet another satisfied holiday guest. We love our farmhouse too!
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  • 4 of 5

Excellent Property very rural and quiet. Brilliant owners very helpful and informative. Pool not heated but not needed as it was generally above 23 C. Everything you need for a quiet relaxing holiday. We went with family of 4 put could comfortably sleep double that. Overall would definitely recommend.

Thanks Very much

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Villeneuve La Comptesse
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
La Rochelle
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Villeneuve La Comptesse
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Villeneuve La Comptesse
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Villeneuve La Comptesse
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
La Rochelle
Car: necessary

There are a host of activities and things to do in the area including:

St Jean d'Angely - located 12 miles away is a charming medieval town with a busy market twice a week. It has a wide range of shops, cafes and dozens of restaurants. Niort - Originally a Gallic village snuggled in a bend in the river on the banks of the River Sevre 14 miles away, the town has kept the traces of its glorious history intact. It is a commercial town with many different businesses and the Baltard style market hall, which shelters a very lively covered market. La Rochelle - The best way of seeing La Rochelle is to stroll along the quay sides of the old harbour and through the network of pedestrian streets. It is obvious from the old timbered houses and private mansions that the source of La Rochelle's splendour has always been the sea. Shops and restaurants abound and should be combined with a visit to the nearby beaches. The Atlantys pool complex - in St Jean d'Angely is open 7 days a week.

Other Activities: Go-carting


Rates & Availability

Saint-Étienne-la-Cigogne Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 24 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter break
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Easter holidays
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Holidays
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Indian Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 23 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $260

Discounts available for last minute bookings. There is a £200 refundable damage deposit. Payment may be made in Euro or Pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Saint-Étienne-la-Cigogne Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bedlinen and towels are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , With shared en suite shower room toilet and sink
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , With shared en suite shower room toilet and sink
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , With en suite bath/shower and sink. Toilet next door
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs bedroom with separate shower, sink and toilet
  • Bedroom 1 (20m2) has a traditional stone fireplace, beams and tiled under-floor heating. It is equipped with a double bed, wardrobe, dressing table, bedside tables and built-in cupboards. Near by is a shower room (20 m2) sink and toilet. Bedroom 2 (20m2) has a double bed, 2 bedside tables, wardrobe, dressing table, chest of drawers and door leading to the shared en suite. Bedroom 3 (17m2) has 2 single beds, 2 bedside tables, sink, chest of drawers and door leading to the shared en suite. Shared En Suite has a shower, sink, WC and doors leading to Bedrooms 2 and 3. Bedroom 4 (20m2) is ideal for children as it has low beams and is equipped with two single beds, chest of drawers, 2 bedside tables, sunken corner bath and sink. There is a toilet next door
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The half-acre garden consists of lawn, patio, secluded 10m x 5m swimming pool, dovecote, outbuildings, barn, shrubs and trees. The pool is equipped with an alarm system, which complies with the recent much tighter French law. It will detect anyone entering the pool even a baby and the alarm can be heard from anywhere in the farmhouse and beyond. It is very easy to turn on and off, is child proof, and is self-alarming after one minute of inactivity in the pool.

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